Is fat the new homophobia? Fat humor seems to be a PC free zone, but are the jokes different when the fat person isn’t poor and a minority and is the white governor of New Jersey? And, California’s busting medical pot stores left and right, and the question some cities are asking is, will an economic bust follow?
Ann Romney and Governor Chris Christie had their moments in the big Republican spotlight last night as the end-of-the-night speakers at the GOP Convention in Tampa. Patt takes a look at what their speeches revealed. And later... he’s numero uno in the LAPD and he’ll answer your questions about policing in the city of Los Angeles. Charlie Beck, and your invitation to Ask the Chief. And, matching up the individual theme music and the Dodger player. It’s not ‘take me out to the ball game’’ any more.
American military authorities disciplined six members of the Army and three non-commissioned Marine officers on Monday for two separate incidents. Patt checks the facts on these punishments and weighs the political and moral implications of these controversial military episodes. And, they’re called green on blue attacks, Afghan soldiers killing NATO ones. What are those personal and cultural conflicts they talking about that make for murder? Is it military discipline? Resentment at the American presence? Plus, Ayn Rand worked in Hollywood, writing screenplays of her work and others’ – so how good, or bad, are her movies? Roll ‘em, next time.
Republican presidential candidate Mitt Romney told Parade magazine that conservatives give more money to charity than liberals do. Is he right? And if so, why is that the case? Wake up! Ira Glass wants to tell you about the comedy he produced about a man with a sleeping disorder. He does, next time, not bedtime, at one o’clock.
The nation was already stunned by two mass shootings this summer: First, 12 were killed and 58 were injured in the movie theater shooting in Aurora, Colorado. Sixteen days later, six were killed and four injured when a gunman opened fire on a Sikh temple in Oak Creek, Wisconsin before shooting himself in the head. But the latest shooting occurred in New York City just outside the Empire State Building. And, for decades, people have listened to police scanners just to be the first to know – now they’re sharing what they hear on Twitter. One adam twelve, come in... today at one o’clock.
Dwight Yoakam’s name is a synonym for crossover and class – singer, songwriter, actor is releasing his dozenth studio album. It’s hard to think of her as young and in love, but Julia Child was all that… the woman nicknamed "Dearie," next time at one o’clock.